Crystal Kazakos is a post-graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington’s Master in Landscape Architecture program. There, she had the opportunity to serve as the president of the student chapter of ASLA and was awarded the title of the university’s Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation. 

Her master’s thesis work, “Environmental Emergency Calls in Dallas Texas: Applying the BRACE Model to Assess the Effects of Microclimate & Urban Design on Human Heat Stress,” examined how landscape architecture can positively impact the health of our cities. 

Additionally, the love of art has also been impactful in how she thinks about landscape architecture and believes the practice blends art, environmental science, and culture in order to create meaningful spaces.

In her free time, Crystal enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, visiting museums, gardening, and volunteering for the local community.